§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the latest data on the expenditure to date of the Merseyside Development Corporation; and if these data can be divided as to whether the expenditure was undertaken on the Liverpool or Wirral side of the Mersey.
§ Mr. John Patten
Total Merseyside development corporation expenditure up to end September 1986 (the latest date for which accurate information is available) excluding staff, office and estate management expenditure68W was £112.860 million. Of this, £4.380 million has been spent in the Wirral part of the corporation's designated area.